Priest, 82, Filmed Having Sex with Altar Boy
Sex scandals rocks Brazilian church
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2010 5:16 AM CDT
Updated Mar 19, 2010 5:44 AM CDT
Luiz Marques Barbosa, center, has been removed from his post, his bishop says.   (La Alcalita)

(Newser) – In the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church, a Brazilian priest has been removed from his post after a video of him having sex with a 19-year-old altar boy surfaced. Father Luiz Marques Barbosa, 82, was filmed with a hidden camera by a 21-year-old who alleges he was abused by the same priest, CNN reports. Local police say the priest was already under investigation for sexual abuse when the video was aired by a news channel.

Two other Catholic priests in the same city in northeastern Brazil are also under investigation for having sex with boys and young men. News channel SBT confronted Barbosa for its broadcast, first asking him if he had ever sinned. "Who has never committed a sin?" he responded. When asked if he had ever abused boys, Barbosa said that was a question he could only answer in confession. The church is already reeling from the latest revelations concerning widespread sex abuse by priests in Ireland.

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gwk123
Mar 20, 2010 10:36 PM CDT
Did it ever occur to you that the 'kid''s getting paid?Yeah it could be consensual. Sick eh?
gwk123
Mar 20, 2010 10:13 PM CDT
Bravo! What stamina Father! Or did you just get 'blown'? Anyway, Bravo. You paid the 'boy' yes? Then why the fuss. You poor bastard, I know how it feels to be almost hopelessly split. The seventh circle of hell. Those boys magnificent arses, I understand your location in the land of torment. The RATzinger has an agenda...where is it taking us? So senor, Padre. You are undone. You will need your prayers now. Imagine such an ending to your life. Humiliation. Dream of your 'boys', their strong butts and know you are not alone.
Derni
Mar 20, 2010 9:05 PM CDT
I was waiting for South America to check in on this issue-they have married priests in South Amereica--that isn't something they print or make lnow..and due to the nature of the communications etc in SA it takes longer to get to the "dirt." How can people go and put money in the basket and support an organization that is run by all white haired old men-no women-and makes women take a secondary role? and how can you support the chrcuh that continjually has failed to take responsibility for trying to "cover-up" the sinful immoral acts of these priests?? well..not my problem..